Kompany joins City
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Manchester City have completed the signing of Belgium defender Vincent Kompany from Hamburg for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League club after passing a medical.

"Manchester City can confirm the signing of Belgian international defender Vincent Kompany from Bundesliga side Hamburg SV on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee," a statement on City's official website confirmed.

City hope Kompany, who recently helped Belgium reach the semi-finals of the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, will receive clearance in time to play in Sunday's home game with West Ham United.

It is believed City paid around £10 million to sign the former Anderlecht player, who becomes their third new arrival of the summer after Brazilian striker Jo and Israeli defender Tal Ben Haim.

Kompany admitted Hughes's dynamic personality played a key role in persuading him to move to Eastlands. "The most important thing for me before I came to the Premier League was that I knew that the coach really wanted me," he said.

"You can never judge a person too soon but my first impressions were that I loved the dynamic, I love the confidence you feel from him and the ambitious type of character that he is will make you a better player. I had many chances to come to England, but life or destiny decided that I would come here now.

"I'm actually quite happy that I'm coming to City now because I think it is the right club at the right moment. I know already that I like the English mentality, the English way of playing and living, so I hope and I think that it won't be a very difficult adaptation."